I am a paralegal in the Serious Injury department in the Sheffield office.
I started working at Irwin Mitchell in March 2020, having worked in other roles in the legal industry beforehand.
I mainly assist Liz Whitehead with cases such as serious orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain cases and fatal accidents.
What inspired you to get into law?
I didn’t realise my passion for law until I actually started studying it at college. I chose the subject because it sounded interesting and ended up loving it. Knowing that was exactly what I wanted my career to be in, I went on to study a Law Degree at Sheffield Hallam University.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping somebody through an extremely difficult time in their lives and striving to get every client the best possible outcome.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
My favourite thing about working at Irwin Mitchell is my wonderful colleagues in the Serious Injury team.
What do you do away from the office?
Away from the office I’m often in front of the TV watching a crime documentary or my football team Nottingham Forest. I also play Korfball (a sport that nobody has ever heard of!) for a Sheffield team.
"My solicitors Elizabeth Whitehead and Emily have been brilliant the whole way through. Everything was explained to us in easy terms, they always answered any questions we had, always there when things have been tough. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them. Without them I really don’t think we would have gotten though all the stress that the other side has put us through I can never thank these two enough for being there for us." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Thankyou Emily for taking the time to explain and put my wondering mind at rest. I know you will all do a great job". - Client
"We highly recommend Irwin Mitchell and in particular, Liz Whitehead, Emily Gilbourne and Michael Turner to anyone looking to make a personal injury claim." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Liz and Emily have given a sensitive and seamless experience in our difficult insurance case. This followed a serious traffic accident and we found their calm confidence vital to settling this without further emotional damage. Thank you both." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Thank you Emily, for your kindness in again, delivering such a fantastic service. Thank you all for always treating me like a person and not just a client" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I had the pleasure of Emily Gilbourne handing my claim. For the moment she took over my case she kept me informed every step of the way she was honest and informative. My case has now been settled and I am really happy with the way it has been handled by Emily and would like to thank her for all her hard work." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Both Emily Gilbourne and Elizabeth Whitehead were very supportive and kept me fully informed at all stages of the civil claim...They put my mind at ease throughout the process and were willing to answer any questions I had. I would recommend this legal team to anyone." - 5* Trustpilot review